The Beautiful Country Reviews

April 12, 2010
Its epic tale of two cultures tragically entwined is anchored by deep and elemental emotions.
August 5, 2005
Conditions for the characters may be bleak, but their perseverance makes the story compelling.
August 5, 2005
[A] graceful and yet harrowing drama.
August 5, 2005
A poignant and affecting portrait of the war's lingering consequences.
August 4, 2005
At times, the movie feels like a manufactured Asian Chocolat, which drives the label 'art house movie' even further into mainstream banality.
August 4, 2005
Along with 1983's El Norte and 1963's America, America, The Beautiful Country conveys something essential about the immigrant experience.
July 28, 2005
This ambitious drama grapples with big themes -- identity, family, East-West conflict - but loses itself in melodrama, caricature and narrative missteps.
July 22, 2005
The culminating shot in this graceful tale of Binh -- the Vietnamese son of a U.S. soldier -- reminds the viewer one final time how methodically compassionate Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland's film has been from lovely start to loving end.
July 21, 2005
An intimate epic of the Vietnamese immigration experience, The Beautiful Country is a humane story of man's inhumanity.
July 21, 2005
A touching story built on conflict: emotional, cultural and physical.